JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANCSee price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8See price on Amazon
Overall Score 6.8 Represents average audio ecosystem compatibility score.
|JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC
|LG Tone Free Fit TF8
|ingress protection (ip) rating
|has no wires or cables
|is dust proof and water-resistant
|has stereo speakers
|has active noise cancellation (noise control)
|has passive noise reduction
|driver unit size
|sound pressure level
|has a neodymium magnet
|battery life of charging case
|has wireless charging
|has a battery level indicator
|has usb type-c
|maximum bluetooth range
|number of microphones
|has a noise-canceling microphone
|has ambient sound mode
|has in/on-ear detection
|supports fast charging
|has a mute function
|control panel placed on a device
|has voice prompts
|travel bag is included
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IP ratings is the rank of protection offered by an enclosure, against solids and liquids. The letters 'IP' are followed by two values The first value means protection against solids such as dust, while the second refers to resistance against liquids (water).
Having a value of IP66, the JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC's rating is read as, the first number of 6 denotes that they are completely dust proof, and the second number of 6 means that they can withstand high pressure jet that's 12.5mm diameter, similar to fire hose from any angle for 3 minutes at a distance of 2.5 to 3 meters..
In comparison to the JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC, LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have a rating of IP67 meaning that they both have the same rating against dust and that of liquids is that, LG Tone Free Fit TF8 has a higher liquid rating than JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC
The JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC have a weight of 20g . We take in account a lower weight better because lighter devices are more comfortable to move with.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8, at 5.7g weigh less than the JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC by -14.3g
For a device to be true wireless it must have no wires linking any part of the device together, JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC are true wireless for this case since they don't have cables. This is an important difference as some wireless earbuds have wires linking the 2 earbuds .
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 also is true wireless because it doesn't have cables linking the two earbuds together.
The JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC come with wingtips, these are reserved for earbuds for workouts and are usually an optional add-on to the separate silicone ear tip for a more secure fit.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 too have wingtips, these rest against the triangular fossa and form a secure fit to match vigorous movement, wingtips come in handy for sports and other physical activities. If used correctly, they secure the earbuds from falling off.
JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC are resistant to sweat
LG Tone Free Fit TF8's resistance to sweat makes both devices ideal for use during long-distance running, marathons, cardio sweat workouts , etc
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 are both dustproof and water-resistant.
JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC have stereo speakers, what this means is that JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC's speakers deliver sound from independent channels on both left and right sides, this creates a richer sound and a better listening experience.
Both LG Tone Free Fit TF8 and JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC have stereo speakers
Active noise cancellation utilises more advanced technology to actively cancel noise. How it works, it detects and analyzes the sound pattern outside and inside the earbud and inverts the soundwaves to counter it. Simply put, it's like having +1 (noise) then adding -1 (inverted noise) to make zero which results in a reduced level of noise.
The JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC have ANC allowing you to listen at lower volume levels, good for your ears as you don't need to crank up the device volume to overcome background noise.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 too have ANC making either of the devices ideal for plane rides and rush hour commutes. The JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC and LG Tone Free Fit TF8 work with different noise cancellation types, pick the mode that suits your travel or that suites your chill time.
JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC sit well in place, this creates an acoustic covering that reduces background sounds well as preventing the earbuds voice audio from leaking out at the same.
Both LG Tone Free Fit TF8, and JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC have passive noise reduction which means that both reduce ambient noise without using ANC to cancel it out.
JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC have a unit size of 8mm in diameter, the bigger the unit the more powerful, and can produce better bass.
A driver unit is basically a mini speaker that produces sound in the device, its size dictates the sound made by the earbuds.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 driver unit is 6mm in diameter, which implies that they have a smaller driver unit than that of JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC by 2mm , many people have a misconception that driver units of a bigger size automatically produce better sound quality.
However, large drivers find it difficult to produce high frequencies so it's true that, larger drivers can generate louder sound, but this does not indicate that they deliver better quality sound.
The JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, low-frequency response measures if and how well a particular audio component produces low audible frequencies and if it alters the signal while at it.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8's lowest frequency is at 20Hz, this means that both devices can produce equal bass
The JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, high-frequency response shows how well an audio component produces high audible frequencies and if it makes any changes to the signal on its way through.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8's highest frequency is at 20,000Hz, this means that both devices generate equal treble
The sound pressure level, is the pressure level of sound, in decibels, dB, JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC's measurement is 110dB/mW. Devices with a higher sound pressure level are generally louder when supplied with any given audio source.
The JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC have neodymium magnets, if used in audio devices produce a higher sensitivity and substantial sound output while using less power. They can help generate music at quite a high sound pressure level, using high magnetic flux.
JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC's battery life is 15 hours, these last longer than 5 hours of listening which is considered average before recharge. A device's battery life is commonly given by the manufacturer, and with more battery hours, you get to use it for longer and have to charge the device less often.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8's battery life is less than that of JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC by 5 hours . Every time you recharge your device, they get a little less listening time. The effect is not noticeable at first, but over a few years, your wireless earbuds will no longer play for long like they used to.
This is given by the manufacturer, and the JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC's case has a full charge of 55 hours. A charging case with a longer battery life allows you to recharge your earbuds on the go many times before recharging the case itself.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8's charging case has a battery life of 20 hours, less than that of JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC by 35 hours
It takes 3 hours to fully charge the JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC's battery. It is recommended to fully charge the battery before using the earbuds for the first time.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 takes 1 hours to fully charge the battery, less than that of JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC by 2 hours
JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC's battery power is 120mAh, battery power, shows the amount of electrical energy that a battery can store.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8's battery power is 68mAh. less than that of JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC by 52mAh
JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC, the device supports wireless charging. To charge the earbuds, you just place down on a supported charging pad.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 also support wireless charging, take note of the charging standard of the earbuds.
JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC have a battery level indicator, an indicator alerts you when the device has a low battery. The battery indicator lights display the charging status of your device and charging case.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 too have a battery level indicator, these allow you to determine the charging state of your device, if charged fully, or having a low battery.
JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC have USB TYPE-C, a standard connector for transmitting both data and power in a single cable.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 too support USB TYPE-C. This USB-C plug comes along with most current laptops, phones, and tablets.
JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC have Bluetooth version of 5, Bluetooth is a wireless technology standard that allows data movement between devices placed in close proximity, using short-wavelength, ultra-high frequency radio waves.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 has a Bluetooth version of 5.3, newer than that of JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC . Newer versions provide faster data transfers.
The JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC have a 10meters distance connecting via Bluetooth.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have a maximum range of 10meters, equal to that of the JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC
JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC support AAC, a codec that is used for Bluetooth audio. It supports 24-bit audio at 250kbps. Because it uses psychoacoustic modeling, it can provide better results than other codecs at a similar bit rate.
Since its the highest quality codec that any Bluetooth-supporting Apple product supports, the JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC will work fine with your MacBook. If you are planning on using these with Android , ensure that they also support aptX HD, LDAC, or LHDC as well.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 support AAC as well. Designed to be the successor of the MP3 format, AAC generally achieves higher sound quality than MP3 encoders at the same bit rate.
JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC have 6 microphones.
While the LG Tone Free Fit TF8 microphones are 6, equal to that of the JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC . More microphones result in better sound quality and help the device to filter out noise.
The JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC use a noise-canceling microphone, these microphones are intended to reduce background sounds from the desired sound.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 too use a noise-canceling type of microphone. Especially useful in noisy environments.
The JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC support ambient sound mode, which uses microphones to channel ambient noises to still be heard even while wearing them
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 support ambient sound mode as well, it’s useful when you want to listen to music but also be aware of what’s happening around you, say you’re having a jog but still want to hear traffic.
The JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC have in/on-ear detection, the sensors in the earbuds can detect when removed from your ears so that the music is paused.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 too support in/on-ear detection, automatically pauses your music, or audiobook when you remove earbuds from your ears improving your listening experience.
The JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC support fast charging. Usually, technologies like MediaTek’s Pump Express, are used to reduce the time it takes to charge a device.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 too support fast charging. It's very similar to regular charging, only that the battery is filling up much faster. Say, with Quick Charge 3.0, the battery is charged to 50% in just thirty minutes.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have a multipoint of 2 connections, the multipoint feature allows you to link to more than one Bluetooth device and switch between them. Say, you can switch calls from one device to another without having to manually disconnect and reconnect.
The LG Tone Free Fit TF8 have a mute function, they have the option to mute/unmute a conversation directly from the device.
With the JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC, so you can easily access the volume control, pause, play, mute, etc whichever features are supported on the earbuds.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 also have a control panel on them.
The JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC have a warranty period of 2 Years, the period of time that warrant free repair and adjustment services in case of a malfunction occurring under normal use following instruction manuals.
JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC have voice prompts. With voice prompts, you receive information via audio messages, say if there is a problem with the connection.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 also support voice prompts meaning the device will notify you when the battery is low, and you need to recharge them.
JLab Audio Epic Air Sport ANC come with their own special case. Carrying earphones without a case, or putting them inside your pockets without a cover may easily damage them.
LG Tone Free Fit TF8 too have a travel bag included, which is useful for safe transportation.